Thursday, 14 October 2010

Swords Drawn

Another mixed bag rich variety of stories for potential cartoons in this week’s Westmorland Gazette
A local chocolate manufacturer - Wilson’s of Kendal Mint Cake fame - has been producing a range to tie in with TV’s ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’. This show is designed to ritually humiliate D-list celebs by making them eat grubs and insects in the jungle. The chocolate range enables you to recreate this experience by eating chocolates disguised as grubs and weevils. Or something.
They’ve also produced a Marmite flavoured chocolate bar. The Gazette conducted a street survey on this and one interviewee said it would be a lot better without the Marmite. (I am not making this up.)
Meanwhile, for reasons known only to the Chief Constable, Cumbria Police have decided to call their anti-poaching campaign Operation Samurai. I was hoping this sketch wouldn’t get chosen as I was running late and it was going to be tricky to draw. No prizes for guessing which one was chosen, then.
The four sketches submitted are below. As usual, the final cartoon is on the front page of this week’s Gazette or can be seen on my website.

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